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Although he is best known for his bluesy soul-jazz outings, tenor saxophonist Stanley Turrentine’s first Blue Note session as a leader was a much more traditional bop affair, and the resulting album, Look Out! Not that this is a bad thing, since it allows Turrentine’s big, clear tone to shine through in all its muscular sweetness, giving Look Out!

Among the highlights here are the pretty ballad “Journey Into Melody” and the gently funky “Little Sheri. In recent years we have had contingents of young musicians from Detroit, Memphis, and Indianapolis exert their influence on the national jazz scene. Now it is Pittsburgh’s turn. But I’m referring to some of the recent arrivals: The Turrentine brother under scrutiny here is Stanley, born in “Steelville” on Lookoug 5, His father, Thomas Turrentine, played saxophone with Al Cooper’s Savoy Sultans at one time, but gave up a promising career in music so that he could be at home with his children.

If jazz lost one Turrentine, it has gained two, and possibly three, as tufrentine result. A younger brother, Marvin 16is studying drums. Stanley began his instruction on the tenor sax at the age of 13 with his father as the teacher. After high school, inhe got his first professional job with the blues band of Lowell Fulson.

Ray Charles was the featured pianist and vocalist. On leaving Fulson, Stan returned to Pittsburgh and studied for two years with Carl Arter, presently the president of A. Inhe moved to Cleveland with brother Tommy and both worked with Tadd Dameron.


Tommy joined six weeks later. The year found him back in Pittsburgh for a short time, up to Bangor, Maine for a summer resort gig, and by December, a member of the th Army Band. After being discharged, two years later, Stan again returned to Pittsburgh. In March,he joined Max Roach and remained with the drummer’s combo until after staley engagement.

Now he is living and playing in Philadelphia, where he plans to pursue further studies in harmony and theory with an eye toward expanding his writing activities. While his playing is modern in line, its very sound is an older one. The result is an effective fusion of several elements resulting in a full, graceful tenor style that is masculine but not stnley with a warmth that does not consume itself, but diffuses evenly throughout all his work.

The rhythm section is one that has been a permanent part of Lou Donaldson ‘s group in This explains the reason for the acute rapport that exists among the individual players.

Stan has known Horace Parian since high school although they attended different ones in Pittsburgh. In the mid-fifties, they did some playing together before Horace left for New York and subsequent recognition as a member of the Charlie Mingus Jazz Workshop.

The story of how Horace took up piano as a therapeutic device, after a childhood bout with polio had left his right hand paralyzed, has been told before. Amazing as his accomplishments are in the light of this, the final judgment of musical achievement is in how it sounds. Horace needs no “ifs” or “althoughs” to prop up his playing. George Lolkout is one of the rapidly rising young bassists in jazz. Strength with sensitivity is a combination that makes any rhythm player a standout.


George has both qualities. Although born in Florida, he sfanley been a New Yorker since You always are aware of his presence but he never intrudes. Like Tucker, he concentrates on swinging and accomplishes his purpose.

This one does just that.

Look Out! (with bonus tracks)

Stan and Horace are the beneficiaries in their solo stints. Stan became familiar with it through its use as the theme song for a radio show called “Tonight at 8” on station WWSW in Pittsburgh.

The swing is light but with a firm underpinning. Its minor mood finds him stannley with an underlying tenderness.

Look Out! (Stanley Turrentine album) – Wikipedia

Parian explores the tender side with his chordal technique. Clifford Brown is remembered in “Tiny Capers.

It has a joyous quality that Stan captures well. Stan also recorded this tune as a sideman with Jimmy Smith for Blue Note.

The “straight-ahead” rhythm section is swinging as much as at the beginning of the set, and bassist Sfanley has a plucked solo for good measure.

This is another in the long series of Blue Note firsts – the presentation of new musicians who go on to make a mark in jazz.

They have been right so often in the past, it is difficult to question turrentime judgment. Stanley Turrentine’s album is not a place one could start. Jazz Small Orchestra – Bop. Recorded at the Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey on June 18, Although he is best known for his bluesy soul-jazz outings, tenor saxophonist Stanley Turrentine’s first Blue Note session as a leader was a much more turrentie bop affair, and the resulting album, Look Out!